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Ruel Pardee Tolman papers, 1887-1958

Creator:
Tolman, Ruel Pardee, 1878-1954  Search this
Subject:
Fielding, Mantle  Search this
Stuart, Gilbert  Search this
Ferris, Stephen James  Search this
Ferris, Jean Leon Gerome  Search this
Gérôme, Jean Léon  Search this
Harlan, Roma C.  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Washington D.C.  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9249
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211444
AAA_collcode_tolmruel
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211444

E.P. (Edgar Preston) and Constance Richardson papers, 1814-1996, bulk 1921-1996

Creator:
Richardson, Edgar Preston, 1902-1985  Search this
Subject:
Speck, Walter  Search this
McDermott, John Francis  Search this
Vose, Robert C. (Robert Churchill)  Search this
Boyd, Julian P. (Julian Parks),  Search this
Garrison, Eve Josephson  Search this
Mast, Gerald  Search this
Richardson, Constance Coleman  Search this
Castano, John  Search this
Bostick, William A.  Search this
Heil, Walter  Search this
Wedda, John  Search this
Bishop, Isabel  Search this
Allston, Washington  Search this
Copeland, Lammot du Pont  Search this
Wyeth, Andrew  Search this
Groce, George C.  Search this
Lewis, W. S. (Wilmarth Sheldon),  Search this
Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich)  Search this
Lee-Smith, Hughie  Search this
Hardy, Jeremiah Pearson  Search this
Sheeler, Charles  Search this
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon),  Search this
Aram, Siegfried F.  Search this
Soria, Regina  Search this
Morse, John D.  Search this
Lynes, Russell  Search this
Allen, Joseph  Search this
Andrews, Wayne  Search this
Frankenstein, Alfred Victor  Search this
Cohn, Harold  Search this
Rutledge, Anna Wells  Search this
Fleischman, Lawrence Arthur  Search this
Middeldorf, Ulrich Alexander  Search this
Woolfenden, William E. (William Edward)  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia  Search this
Peale fam, Peale family  Search this
Bouché, Louis George  Search this
Simper, Fred  Search this
Peale, Charles Willson  Search this
Stevens, William B.  Search this
Moser, Liselotte  Search this
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo  Search this
Fredericks, Marshall M.  Search this
Flexner, James Thomas  Search this
Valentiner, Wilhelm Reinhold  Search this
Sellers, Charles Coleman  Search this
Pleasants, J. Hall (Jacob Hall),  Search this
Hopper, Edward  Search this
Rockefeller, John D.  Search this
Culver, Charles B.  Search this
Watkins, Franklin Chenault  Search this
Jungwirth, Irene G. (Irene Gayas),  Search this
Simpson, Corelli C. W.  Search this
Freeman, Michael W.  Search this
Marsh, Reginald  Search this
Spark, Victor D. (Victor David)  Search this
Oliver, Andrew  Search this
Krentzin, Earl  Search this
Detroit Institute of Arts  Search this
Historical Society of Pennsylvania  Search this
Philadelphia Museum of Art  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Archives of American Art  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Castano Galleries (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Macbeth Gallery  Search this
Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum  Search this
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
United States.Department of Agriculture  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Detroit (Mich.)  Search this
Art  Search this
Romanticism in art  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10104
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212990
AAA_collcode_richedga
Theme:
Diaries
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212990
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Adelyn Dohme Breeskin papers, circa 1934-1986

Creator:
Breeskin, Adelyn Dohme, 1896-1986  Search this
Subject:
MacIver, Loren  Search this
Avery, Milton  Search this
Cassatt, Mary  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Topic:
Women art historians  Search this
Art museum curators  Search this
Women museum curators  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8422
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210596
AAA_collcode_breeadel
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210596
Online Media:

NCFA records relating to Synchroma machine, 1969-1972

Creator:
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Guilbeau, Honore (Honore Cooke),  Search this
Elliott, Stanley B.  Search this
Breeskin, Adelyn Dohme  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.)  Search this
Topic:
Synchroma  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8222
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210393
AAA_collcode_naticoll
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210393

Adelyne Dohme Breeskin papers

Creator:
Breeskin, Adelyn Dohme, 1896-1986  Search this
Names:
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.)  Search this
Avery, Milton, 1885-1965  Search this
Cassatt, Mary, 1844-1926  Search this
MacIver, Loren, 1909-  Search this
Extent:
2.5 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Date:
circa 1934-1986
Summary:
The papers of Baltimore, Maryland, and Washington D.C. art historian and museum curator Adelyn Dohme Breeskin, measure 2.5 linear feet and date from circa 1934-1986. The papers provide scattered documentation of Breeskin's career, focusing on writings and lectures delivered in the United States and abroad, and briefly documenting her work as an art exhibition juror, as a consultant, and as a teacher of a community art course. The collection also includes papers documenting some of Breeskin's research on Loren MacIver, Mary Cassatt, and others, and is comprised of biographical material, personal and professional correspondence with artists, friends, and colleagues, manuscript and lecture notes and drafts, professional files, sound recordings, and a few photographs.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Baltimore, Maryland, and Washington D.C. art historian and museum curator Adelyn Dohme Breeskin, measure 2.5 linear feet and date from circa 1934-1986. The papers provide scattered documentation of Breeskin's career, focusing on writings and lectures delivered in the United States and abroad, and briefly documenting her work as an art exhibition juror, as a consultant, and as a teacher of a community art course. The collection also includes papers documenting some of Breeskin's research on Loren MacIver, Mary Cassatt, and others, and is comprised of biographical material, personal and professional correspondence with artists, friends, and colleagues, manuscript and lecture notes and drafts, professional files, sound recordings, and a few photographs.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as four series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1938-1986 (0.6 linear feet; Box 1, OVs 4-6)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1940-1970 (0.5 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 3: Writings and Lectures, circa 1934-1981 (1 linear foot; Boxes 1-2)

Series 4: Professional Files, 1945-1984 (0.4 linear feet; Boxes 2-3)
Biographical / Historical:
Adelyn Dohme Breeskin (1896-1986) was an art historian and museum curator in Baltimore, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. She was the first woman to be named director of a major American museum, the Baltimore Museum of Art.

Adelyn Dohme took her first museum job in the print department of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she worked with Kathryn B. Child under the supervision of William Mills Ivins. She left the museum in 1920 to marry violinist Elias Breeskin, and the couple had three children before divorcing in 1930.

Following her divorce, Breeskin returned to her native Baltimore and took a position as a curator with the Baltimore Museum of Art. In 1942 she was appointed director of the museum and remained in that position until 1962. As director she gave Milton Avery and Mary Cassatt's graphics their first museum shows.

Breeskin served as commissioner for the American contingent of the Venice Biennale in 1960 and was director of the Washington Gallery of Modern Art from 1962-1964. She then became a special consultant in twentieth-century art for the Smithsonian's National Collection of Fine Art and served as the museum's curator of contemporary painting and sculpture from 1968 to 1974.

Breeskin authored two catalogue raisonnés of Mary Cassatt's work, and conducted extensive research for a monograph on Loren MacIver, although the monograph was ultimately not published. In 1985 Breeskin received the Smithsonian Institutions highest award, the Gold Medal for Exceptional Service, and at the time of her death in 1986, was senior curatorial adviser.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds oral history interviews with Adelyn Breeskin conducted by Paul Cummings in 1974, and Julie Haifley in 1979.
Provenance:
Portions of the collection were donated to the Archives of American Art in a series of gifts from Adelyn Breeskin, 1979-1985. Material relating to Loren MacIver was donated 1979-1987 by Breeskin and Robert Frash, who had possession of Breeskin's research materials on MacIver for an exhibition on MacIver he curated in California. Letters from Georgia O'Keeffe, Stanton Macdonald-Wright, and Lawrence Calcagno, an exhibition catalog for Calcagno, and the file on Milton Avery, were donated by the National Museum of American Art on January 28, 1981. The birthday book was a gift from Breeskin's daughter, Gloria Breeskin Peck, in 2015. The sound recordings were transferred from the National Museum of American Art, circa 1984.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.

Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Art museum curators -- Maryland -- Baltimore  Search this
Art museum curators -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Art historians -- Maryland -- Baltimore  Search this
Art historians -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Topic:
Women art historians  Search this
Women museum curators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Citation:
Adelyn Dohme Breeskin papers, circa 1934-1986. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.breeadel
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-breeadel

La Pintura de Los Estados Unidos de museos de la ciudad de Washington : Collección Nacional de Bellas Artes, Galería Corcoran de Arte, Galería Nacional de Arte, La Colección Phillips, Museo Hirshhorn y Jardín de Escultura, La Casa Blanca, Secretaría de Estado : [exposición], Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, del 18 de noviembre de 1980 al 4 de enero de 1981

Author:
Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes (Mexico)  Search this
Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes (Mexico City, Mexico)  Search this
United States Embassy (Mexico)  Search this
Subject:
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
220 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1980
[1980?]
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Call number:
ND205 .P65
ND205.P65
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_178139

Arthur Wesley Dow (1857-1922) / Frederick C. Moffatt

Author:
Moffatt, Frederick C  Search this
Columbia University Teachers College  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Dow, Arthur W (Arthur Wesley) 1857-1922  Search this
Physical description:
159 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1977
Topic:
Art teachers  Search this
Painting, American--Japanese influences  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.D723 S6a
N6537.D64 M63X 1977
759.1.D6 M5
N40.1.D723 S6a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_98203

Painting and sculpture in California, the modern era : [exhibition] San Francisco Museum of Modern Art September 3-November 21, 1976 ; National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., May 20-September 11, 1977

Author:
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
272 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 x 22 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Biography
Place:
California
Date:
1977
C1977
20th century
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Sculpture, American  Search this
Artists  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Call number:
N6530.C2 P32 1976
N6530.C2S19p
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_100717

Departmental Records, 1957, 1961-2009

Creator:
Renwick Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Herman, Lloyd E  Search this
Scott, David W. 1916-  Search this
Taylor, Joshua C (Joshua Charles) 1917-1981  Search this
Monroe, Michael W  Search this
Davis, Robert Tyler  Search this
Trapp, Kenneth R  Search this
Milosch, Jane  Search this
Hergesheimer, Marguerite  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Renwick Gallery  Search this
Physical description:
3 cu. ft. processed holdings
35.25 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Clippings
Exhibition catalogs
Color photographs
Floor plans
Black-and-white negatives
Color transparencies
Brochures
Architectural drawings
Color negatives
Date:
1957
1957-2009
1957, 1961-2009
Topic:
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museums--Acquisitions  Search this
Fund raising  Search this
Lectures and lecturing  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Publications  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Art museum directors  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00377
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Departmental Records 1957, 1961-2009 [Renwick Gallery]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_219777

Exhibition Records, 1938-2015

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Curatorial Office  Search this
Subject:
National Museum of American Art (U.S.) Department of Graphic Arts  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.) Curatorial Office  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.) Curatorial Department  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.) Department of Painting and Sculpture  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.) Department of Painting and Sculpture  Search this
Physical description:
93.5 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Brochures
Clippings
Black-and-white photographs
Exhibition catalogs
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white transparencies
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Floppy disks
Compact discs
Color negatives
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Floor plans
Architectural drawings
Electronic records
Books
Date:
1938
1938-2015
Topic:
Museum exhibits  Search this
Graphic arts  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Museums--Collection management  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Museum loans  Search this
Photography  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Art museum curators  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00361
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old. Restricted. Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Exhibition Records 1938-2015 [Smithsonian American Art Museum Curatorial Office]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_219816

E.P. (Edgar Preston) and Constance Richardson papers

Creator:
Richardson, Edgar Preston, 1902-1985  Search this
Richardson, Constance, 1905-  Search this
Names:
Archives of American Art  Search this
Castano Galleries (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Detroit Institute of Arts  Search this
Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum  Search this
Historical Society of Pennsylvania  Search this
Macbeth Gallery  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Philadelphia Museum of Art  Search this
White House (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Peale family  Search this
Allen, Joseph  Search this
Allston, Washington, 1779-1843  Search this
Andrews, Wayne  Search this
Aram, Siegfried F.  Search this
Bishop, Isabel, 1902-1988  Search this
Bostick, William A.  Search this
Bouché, Louis, 1896-1969  Search this
Boyd, Julian P. (Julian Parks), 1903-  Search this
Castano, Giovanni, 1896-1978  Search this
Cohn, Harold  Search this
Copeland, Lammot du Pont  Search this
Culver, Charles B. (Charles Beach), 1908-1967  Search this
Fleischman, Lawrence A. (Lawrence Arthur), 1925-1997  Search this
Flexner, James Thomas, 1908-2003  Search this
Frankenstein, Alfred V. (Alfred Victor), 1906-1981  Search this
Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998  Search this
Freeman, Michael W.  Search this
Garrison, Eve Josephson, 1903-2003  Search this
Groce, George C., 1899-  Search this
Hardy, Jeremiah Pearson, 1800-1889  Search this
Heil, Walter, 1890-1973  Search this
Hopper, Edward, 1882-1967  Search this
Jungwirth, Irene G. (Irene Gayas), 1913-  Search this
Krentzin, Earl, 1929-  Search this
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo, 1889-1953  Search this
Lee-Smith, Hughie  Search this
Lewis, W. S. (Wilmarth Sheldon), 1895-1979  Search this
Lynes, Russell, 1910-1991  Search this
Marsh, Reginald, 1898-1954  Search this
Mast, Gerald, 1908-1971  Search this
McDermott, John Francis, 1902-  Search this
Middeldorf, Ulrich Alexander, 1901-  Search this
Morse, John D., 1906-  Search this
Moser, Liselotte, 1906-1983  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia, 1887-1986  Search this
Oliver, Andrew, 1906-  Search this
Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827  Search this
Pleasants, J. Hall (Jacob Hall), 1873-1957  Search this
Ripley, Sidney Dillon, 1913-2001  Search this
Rockefeller, John D., 1906-  Search this
Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979  Search this
Rutledge, Anna Wells  Search this
Sellers, Charles Coleman, 1903-  Search this
Sheeler, Charles, 1883-1965  Search this
Simper, Fred, 1914-  Search this
Simpson, Corelli C. W.  Search this
Soria, Regina, 1911-  Search this
Spark, Victor D. (Victor David), 1898-1991  Search this
Speck, Walter, 1895-  Search this
Stevens, William B.  Search this
Valentiner, Wilhelm Reinhold, 1880-1958  Search this
Vose, Robert C. (Robert Churchill), 1911-1998  Search this
Watkins, Franklin Chenault, 1894-1972  Search this
Wedda, John  Search this
Woolfenden, William E. (William Edward), 1918-1995  Search this
Wyeth, Andrew, 1917-2009  Search this
Extent:
28.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Manuscripts
Interviews
Diaries
Transcripts
Sketches
Lectures
Place:
Detroit (Mich.)
Date:
1814-1996
bulk 1921-1996
Summary:
The papers of art historian E. P. Richardson measure 28.7 linear feet and date from 1814-1996, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1921-1996. Within the papers are scattered biographical materials; acquisition files for Richardson's personal art collection; professional and personal correspondence with colleagues, art historians and critics, artists, museums, galleries, and dealers; numerous writings, including manuscripts and research files for his published books, articles, and lectures; general research notebooks and files compiled by Richardson on a wide variety of art-related topics and artists; professional and committee files; as well as a smaller amount of Constance C. Richardson's papers.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of art historian E. P. Richardson measure 28.7 linear feet and date from 1814-1996, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1921-1996. Within the papers are scattered biographical materials; acquisition files for Richardson's personal art collection; professional and personal correspondence with colleagues, art historians and critics, artists, museums, galleries, and dealers; numerous writings, including manuscripts and research files for his published books, articles, and lectures; general research notebooks and files compiled by Richardson on a wide variety of art-related topics and artists; professional and committee files; as well as a smaller amount of Constance C. Richardson's papers.

Biographical materials include certificates, awards, and honorary degrees, membership information, personal and family photographs, a few sketches, and a transcript of an oral history Interview with E.P. Richardson conducted by the National Endowment for the Humanities in 1982.

There are acquisitions files for the Richardsons' personal art collection that invoices, photographs, correspondence with galleries and collectors, appraisals, price lists, and artwork examination forms.

Correspondence is with colleagues, art dealers, collectors, museums and museum curators, foreign scholars, organizations, galleries, artists, art historians and critics, publishers, editors, librarians, friends, and family. Topics regard purchasing art for various collections, consultations about art and collecting including authentications and attributions, publishing, general art history, lectures, and personal matters, among other topics. There is correspondence with the Archives of American Art, Castano Galleries, Lawrence Fleischman, James Thomas Flexner, Alfred V. Frankenstein, George Croce, Walter Heil, Earl Krentzin, Wilmarth Lewis, Russel Lynes, John Francis McDermott, Philadelphia Museum of Art, J. Hall Pleasants, Anna Rutledge, Charles Sellers, Smithsonian Institution, Regina Soria, Victor Spark, William Stevens, Robert Vose, William Woolfenden, and many others. Scattered correspondence with artists is with Isabel Bishop, Louis Bouche, William Bostick, Eve Garrison, Edward Hopper, Irene Jungwirth, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Hughie Lee-Smith, Reginald Marsh, Gerald Mast, Georgia O'Keefe, Charles Sheeler, Walt Speck, and John Wedda, among many others. The greatest extent of correspondence is with Andrew Wyeth, Harold Cohn, and Frederick Simper. There is also personal correspondence with family and friends, and between E.P. and Constance Richardson.

E.P. Richardson's prominence as an art historian, writer, and expert on collecting is well documented through his prolific writings. Materials include drafts, notes, typescripts, and outlines for articles, exhibition catalog essays, and lectures. Also found are research files and publishing documentation for Richardson's books, including Washington Allston: A Study of the Romantic Artist in America (1948), Painting in America (1956), Charles Willson Peale and his World (1983), and American Romantic Painting (1944). There are also miscellaneous notes and four diaries. Two of the diaries comment on the social and cultural life of Detroit; the authenticity of paintings; Richardson's reflections on contemporary American painting, thoughts about museums, dealers, artists, and art historians (especially Wilhelm R. Valentiner); and travel.

Notebooks compiled by Richardson on a wide variety art-related topics cover nearly six decades. There are also numerous research files organized Richardson about individual artists and art history. And, the art collector files contain reference materials about art collectors and their collections including Lamont du Pont Copeland, Michael W. Freeman, Nelson Rockefeller, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Allen, and the Marquis de Somerlous. There are three index card file boxes containing bibliographic data on published books and articles.

Professional and committee files document Richardson's professional and consulting work for the Art Quarterly, Detroit Institute of Arts, National Collection of Fine Arts, the National Portrait Gallery, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the John D. Rockefeller III collection, Winterthur Museum, the White House, and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

Constance C. Richardson's papers include business and professional correspondence with various institutions, most extensively with the Macbeth Gallery. In addition, there is a smaller amount of personal correspondence, photographs and slides of her artworks, printed materials, two illustrated notebooks on her work, and miscellaneous notes. Also included is Constance's artist palette.
Biographical / Historical:
Art historian, museum director, and writer E. P. (Edgar Preston) Richardson (1902-1985) served as director of the Detroit Institute of Arts (1945-1962) and Winterthur Museum (1963-1966). He was also a board member of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts from 1966-1977 and, in 1954, co-founded the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

E. P. Richardson was born in 1902 in Glens Falls, New York and died in Philadelphia in 1985. He graduated from Williams College in Massachusetts in 1925 and studied painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts for the three years following graduation. In 1930 he became educational secretary at the Detroit Institute of Arts, was quickly named assistant director in 1933, and served as director from 1945 to 1962. He left Detroit to take the position of director of the Winterthur Museum, where he remained until 1966. Richardson married Constance Coleman in 1931. Born in Berlin, Germany in 1905, Constance Coleman Richardson was an award-winning and widely exhibited realist style painter of American landscapes. She gave up painting in the 1960s and died in 2002.

While at the Detroit Institute of Arts, E. P. Richardson co-founded the Archives of American Art with Lawrence Fleischman, and served as the Archives' first director. Richardson was also art advisor to John D. Rockefeller III for over ten years, editor of Art Quarterly from 1938 to 1967, and a member of various boards, including the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, the Smithsonian Arts Commission, and the National Portrait Gallery. He authored numerous books including ones on artists Washington Allston and Charles Willson Peale, and The Way of Western Art: American Romantic Painting (1939), Painting in America: The Story of Four Hundred and Fifty Years (1956), A Short History of Painting in America (1963), and American Art, an Exhibition of the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, 3d (1976).
Related Materials:
Related collections among the holdings of the Archives of American Art include an interview with E.P. Richardson dated February 6, 1978 conducted by Linda Downs; and several miscellaneous manuscripts that include an E.P. Richardson Letter to Rockwell Kent, June 15 1959; E.P. Richardson letters to Lawrence Arthur Fleischman, May 13, 1962 and August 22 1954; and a Yasuo Kunioshi letter to E.P. Richardson, July 25 1948.

Additional E.P. Richardson papers are found at the Detroit Institute of Arts and in the archives of the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds material lent for microfilming (reel D46) including E.P. Richardson's research material on Jeremiah P. Hardy. These materials are housed at the Smithsonian American Art Museum Library and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
Edith Wilkinson first donated a letter to E. P. Richardson from herself in 1957. E.P. Richardson donated papers to the Archives of American Art in 1958 and 1960 and lent materials for microfilming in 1961. Addition material was donated by Constance Richardson in 1985, and by Martha Fleischman in 2003.
Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact References Services for more information.
Rights:
The E.P. (Edgar Preston) and Constance Richardson papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Occupation:
Authors -- Michigan -- Detroit  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Romanticism in art  Search this
Art -- History -- Study and teaching  Search this
Art historians -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Manuscripts
Interviews
Diaries
Transcripts
Sketches
Lectures
Citation:
Edgar P. Richardson papers, 1814-1996, bulk 1921-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.richedga
See more items in:
E.P. (Edgar Preston) and Constance Richardson papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-richedga
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Joan Mondale lecture about art from the vice-president's house

Creator:
Mondale, Joan Adams, 1930-  Search this
Subject:
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1981 April 08
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15908
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Art from the Vice-President's house : sound recording;, 1981 Apr. 4
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15908

Adelyn Breeskin and Betty Parsons

Subject:
Breeskin, Adelyn Dohme  Search this
Parsons, Betty  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1973 March
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)3462
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Adelyn Dohme Breeskin papers, circa 1934-1986
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_3462
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Joshua Charles Taylor papers, 1931-1982

Creator:
Taylor, Joshua C. (Joshua Charles),, 1917-1981  Search this
Subject:
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.)  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5876
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208716
AAA_collcode_tayljosh
Theme:
Diaries
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208716

National Collection of Fine Arts records relating to Alexander Archipenko, 1964-1968

Creator:
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Archipenko, Alexander  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5818
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208658
AAA_collcode_naticola
Theme:
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208658

Art from the Vice-President's house : sound recording;, 1981 Apr. 4

Creator:
Mondale, Joan Adams, 1930-  Search this
Subject:
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Topic:
Language and languages  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10733
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214342
AAA_collcode_mondjoan
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214342

Dix artistes nègres des États-Unis; premier Festival mondial des arts nègres, Dakar, Sénégal, 1966. Ten Negro artists from the United States; first World Festival of Negro Arts, Dakar, Senegal, 1966. An exhibition produced and sponsored by the United States Committee for the First World Festival of Negro Arts, inc. and the National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution. [Text translation prepared by Denise and Michel Berthier

Author:
United States Committee for the First World Festival of Negro Arts  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
World Festival of Negro Arts (1st : 1966 : Dakar, Senegal)  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) ill., ports. 21 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1966
1966]
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Call number:
N6538.N5 U62
N6538.N5U62
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_46625

Eight from California Terry Allen [and others. Exhibition] November 29, 1974-February 9, 1975

Author:
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.) http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n80033904 http://viaf.org/viaf/157699250/  Search this
Braybrooke, Valerie B  Search this
Subject:
Allen, Terry 1943- http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n81126764 http://viaf.org/viaf/5122562/ http://dbpedia.org/resource/Magnum_T.A  Search this
Allen, Terry 1943- http://id.worldcat.org/fast/fst00081617 http://viaf.org/viaf/5122562/ http://dbpedia.org/resource/Magnum_T.A  Search this
Physical description:
[19] pages illustrations
Type:
Books
Place:
California
Date:
1974
Topic:
Prints  Search this
Printmakers  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_57233

The National Gallery of Art, Department of Fine Arts of the National Museum, by Richard Rathbun ... (Reprint, 1916, with additions)

Author:
Rathbun, Richard 1852-1918  Search this
Subject:
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
2 p. l., 3-189 p. plates, ports., plan. 25 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1916
Call number:
N857 .R23 1916
N857.R23 1916
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_346251

Report on the National Collection of Fine Arts including the Freer Gallery of Art

Author:
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
Subject:
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
v. ; 23 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
1937
1964
1938-1964
Call number:
AP1 .S657
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1012879

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